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Obituary: Mary Belle Burbridge, 89, Adair Co., KY

She was a member of a large, respected South Adair Co., KY family. She is survived by 20 direct living descendants. She was a faithful member of the Columbia church of Christ and a homemaker.

Mary Belle Burbridge, 89, Loy Cemetery RD, in the Fairplay Community of Adair Co., KY, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:45amCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY, following an illness of several weeks duration.

The funeral service for Mary Belle Burbridge will be Monday, October 4, 2010, at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Homewith Charles Rickman and Dean Roach the officiating clergy. Burial will be in the McClister Cemetery, 4136 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY. Visiting will be after 3:30pmCT, on Sunday, October 4, 2010, at the funeral home.

Mary Belle Burbridge, Adair Co., KY (1921-2010)

Mary Belle Burbridge was the daughter of the late James Ed and Letha Morrison Willis of Adair Co., KY. She was born at Chance, Adair Co., KY, Saturday, May 7, 1921. She died Saturday, October 2, 2010, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 89 years, 4 months, and 25 days.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tressie Bledsoe, and by a son, Larry Tabor.

She is survived by the following:
  • Three daughters: Beverly England and husband, Kenneth; Sandy Loy and husband Tilford; and Paula Jean Grant, all of Fairplay, KY

  • Two sons: Odell Tabor of Fairplay, KY; and Tilford Hoover and wife, Rita, of Columbus, IN

  • Three brothers: Connel Willis, Nelson Willis, and Clyde Willis, all of Chicago, IL

  • One sister: Elsie Hoover, Chicago, IL

  • Nine grandchildren: Sherica Karnes, Talisha England, Chris Grant, Ashley Grant, Sharon Bledsoe, Pam Olsen, Peggy Hoover, Teresa Tabor Carter, and Larry Jessie Tabor, Jr.

  • Five great grand children

  • One great grandchild
Mrs. Burbridge was a faithful member of the Columbia church of Christ and a homemaker.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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